A fascinating tale based on true-life events

In a Veil of Mist is based on the true life but little-known event of Operation Cauldron.

In 1952, during the Cold War, germ warfare experiments were taking place on a ship off the coast of the Isle of Lewis.

The book delves into the lives of two locals who begin to suspect something is amiss, Jessie and Duncan, and a lab technician who is working on the boat.

Murray skilfully constructs characters that feel inherently human and relatable, while beautifully depicting life in the Outer Hebrides.

A gripping, intelligent and often humorous read.

In a Veil of Mist, by Donald S. Murray, published by Saraband, £9.99.

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